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Egyptian Museum - House of Invaluable Artifacts
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, known commonly as the Egyptian Museum or Cairo Museum, in Cairo, Egypt, is home to an extensive collection of ancient Egyptian antiquities
Reason to Visit
There are not only various reasons to visit the Egyptian Museum but also there are various artifacts that will make you visit it. For instance
The museum showcases artifacts that exceeds in thousands of number. The museum has collection of various jewelries most of them belonging to Emperor Tutankhamun. The jewelries symbolize the ethos and lifestyles of ancient Egypt monarchs. The jewelry displays draws a number of tourist who want to get a glimpse of it.
Along with the golden mask of King Tut it also boast its collection of sepia-colored papyri which has caused the hieroglyphics to challenging the graphologists, historians and language deciphers of the world who have put in their utmost efforts to comprehend the writings that were inscribed on them some three thousand years ago. Some archaeologists have suggested that different writings on these scrolls depict the influence of Europeans and Arabs on Egyptians Read More…
· It houses an area dedicated exclusively for the preservation and depiction of the embalmment of the Egypt’s pharaohs.
· This area is better known as the Royal Mummy Room because it comprises some 27 mummies.
· The location of the Egyptian Museum in Cairo has been shifted several times to protect its relics from encountering repeated inundations of the Nile.
· The Location of this museum has been shifted several times to protects its rare artifacts from inundations of Nile
·The contents of the royal tombs of Tuthmosis III, Tuthmosis IV, Amenhotep III and Horemheb and the tomb of Yuya and Thuya. Artifacts from the tomb of Tutankhamun, consisting of more than 3500 Pieces
· It has 7 sections which are 1 – Tutankhamon’s Treasures, 2 – Pre Dynasty and Old Kingdom Monuments, 3 - The first intermediate period and the Middle Kingdom monuments, 4 - Monuments of the Modern Kingdom, 5 - monuments of the late period and the Greek and Roman periods , 6 - Coins and Papyrus, 7 - Sarcophagi and Scarabs
Tips for Travelers
· Photography is not allowed inside the museum.
· The museum is open daily from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm, except during Ramadan, when it closes by 5:00 pm.
· Students are charged less. However, students will have to carry a valid student ID from an Egyptian university or an International Student ID card. Find about the Egyptian Museum Entrance Fee
More Reasons to Visit
· The Museum has lot of nearby attractions that can be easily reached such as Pyramids of Giza, Abu Simbel, Alexandria and many more.
· It houses the world’s largest collection of Pharaonic antiquities
· No visit to Egypt is complete without a trip through its galleries
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